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The Madras Pioneer
MADRAS, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON. THURSDAY. JUNE 23, 1910.
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Glaring Injustice To Greater Portion Of
Proposed County Madras
COUNTY IS COVETED
The people of Redmond have struck
on a novel plan for advertising and
calling attention to their town, in no
ess way than by the circulation of a
petition for the creation of a new
county Deschutes with Redmond as
the county seat, the east boundary of
the proposed county passing within 6
mile of Prineville and the Bouth line
within 5 miles of Bend, the county of
which Redmond is to be county-Beat
taking in Madras and all the northwest
portion of the county.
Taken in any other light than as an
advertising freak, the Redmond pro
posal is too ridiculous to be worth any
serious consideration. Such a county
division as this would be so rank an in
justice to all parts of the county ex
cept Redmond that it would never have
the slightest hope of being carried
through an election, when it was once
explained to the public.
As a matter of fact this county ought
to wait now until it gets railroads and
settlements developed bo that a ration
al idea of what would be a convenient
division of territory and location of
It's right and proper for Redmond
people to boost their town through all
egitimatc means but there is a very
grave question which arises in this con
nection when Redmond makes such a
ridiculous proposal through the chan
nels of the initiation petition, as that
contained in this county division measure
The following special from Salem
gives the idea more in detail:
Salem, Or., June 20. The latest ini
tiative petition presented for signa
tures in this city is one for the crea
tion of Deschutes County, out of the
northwest quarter of Crook County,
with Redmond as the county seat.
The proposed county contains 2800
square miles and has a pobulation of
1300 people. It includes the towns of
Redmond, Laidlaw, Madras, Lamonta,
Oneil, Cross Keys and Culver, but does
not take in either Bend or Prineville.
ts dividing line lies between ranges
14 and 15, east of the Willamette mer
idian, and its south boundary lines be
tween townships 16 and 17, south. It
is certain that the proposed county will
meet with bitter opposition not only
from Prineville, but also from Bend.
The east boundary line of the proposed
county passes within six miles of
Prineville and embraces some of the
richest land in the Crooked River val
ley, while the south line passes within
five miles of Bend, and takes in many
of the irrigated farms under the ditches
of the Columbia Southern and Des
chutes Irrigation & Power Company.
Other proposed counties are Clark,
Otis, Orchard, Umpqua, Nesmith and
A petition for Clark County was filed
today in tho office of the Secretary of
State, which it is proposed to create
by detaching a largo slice of territory
from the northern part of Grant Coun
ty. The Clark County petition carries
about 9000 signatures.
policy in regard to telephone companies
Bcrvinglhc town. All that tho city ex
pects to do is to control in the manner
of installing the poles and wires ho an
to keep the streets uninterrupted, and
all telephone companies are to bo allow
ed free access except for these restric
tions. What the people of the town
want is the Bervice and there is the
prospect that this will be supplied in
The Lamonta Farmers' line is now
building toward Madras, while connec
tions with Warmspnng across Agency
Plains is sure to come in a short time.
These lines together with the improved
long distance and local service promised
by the Pioneer company will give us
first-class service in all directions.
While on the way from Shaniko last
Saturday with Frank Woods, the
freighter "Roxy Morford well known
throughout the country wherever con
struction work has been done, suffered
a temporary abberation of the mind
following a drunken spree and attempt
ed to kill himself. "Roxy" was riding
with Woods near Lyle Gap last Satur
day when he snddenly jumped off the
freight wagon and picked up a big rock
and commenced beating himself on the
head with it. Woods and another man
with him rushed to the crazed man who
turned on them to do them injury, and
as a final resource they had to tie
"Roxy". He was brought to Madras
and turned over to Marshal Culp who
placed him in iail. "Roxy's" dement
ed condition continued and on Sunday
he was sent to the county officials at
Prineville in charge of Ben Jones.
Last reports from the county-seat are
to the effect that he is recovering, and
it is thought he will bo all right again
as soon as the effects of the debauch
have passed away.
"Roxy" was for a long time chief
"powder monkey" for the D. I. & P.
Co. at Bend.
gine for Madras
Madras is to have a new chemical
fire extinguisher just as soon as it can
be shipped from Portland by express.
It was ordered today by wire and an
effort will be made to have it here and
ready for operation by July 4th.
The extinguisher is of the cask type,
being mounted on a cart and supplied
with a long line of hose. The tank
holds 45 gallons of extinguisher fluid
and generates a pressure as high as
150 pounds. The cost is about $450.
This equipment will give the city the
best fire protection possible under
present conditions. It is the plan to
organize a volunteer fire department as
soon as the extinguisher arrives.
The Pioneer Telonhono Company has
Installed a central olllce lor local ex-
chango in Madras, with Miss Susio
Cowherd aa onerator, and tho work
of sottintr nolcs and stringing wires to
servo tho town Is in progress. Mr. and
rs. L. Doonar of I'rinovillo are nere
L'ottinir matters in running order.
Orders for about 20 local phones have
been placed and theso will bo put in
just as soon as tho work can do (tone.
Tho central office has been removec
from tho McTaggart building, to first
door north of Campbell's butchershop,
where a neat office is being fitted up.
The city council haa announced Us
Only two candidates are now in.the
field for the honor of Goddess of Lib
erty for tho Madras Fourth of July cel
ebration. Miss Minnie Monner of Agen
cy Plains, and Miss Stella Baker of Mad
ras. The Misses Ulu and Ailene San
ford have withdrawn their names. Mis?
Monner is in the lead with 149 votes.
Tickete for voting can be secured from
I). W. Barnett, who is treasurer of the
celebration committee. Votes cost 10
cents each, and the contest is open to
tho entry of any. candidate approved by
tho parade committee. The funds are
to be devoted to the parade decorations.
Rumor That Town
Is to Be Moved
SEEMS TO HAVE ITS
SOURCE AT REDMOND
Oregon Trunk Line Denies Connec
tion With Ary New Townslte
Project Along The Road
PRINEVILLE BUYS THOROUGHBREDS
Almost tho entire stud of English
shire horses, the most of which was
imported direct from England, owned
by the Baldwin Sheep & Land Co., has
been bought by Prineville stockmen.
Some time ago a company was formed
and the stallion "Standard" waa pur
chased, the price being $2500. Others
have secured the mares and young
stock of tho herd until they all went to
Prineville with tho exception of one
snan of mares taken to Idaho. Tho
marea sold for $800 to $1500 a pair,
T. A. LONG ELECTED DIRECTOR
Tho annual school meeting for tho
Madras District was held last Monday
Dr. T. A. Long was elected to serve as
director for threo years Jack McTag-
o-art retiring, and S. K. Gray was ro
elected clork for 6no year. Tho board
is now composed of A. C. Sanford
chairman, T, B. Tucker and Dr. T. A
Long, directors; S. E. Gray, Clerk
i Only 12 voters attended tho mooting.
False reports damaging to Madras
are being circulated broadcast by peo
ple at Redmond and other towns to the
south of us to the effect that Madras
is to be moved bodily four miles south
to the point where the Oregon Trunk
Line is having a well drilled for water
supply for locomotives which are to
operate over their lines. Every day
these reports are recited to Madras
people by strangers who have gone to
Redmond and vicinity, where they have
been told that the railroad company
itself plans to develop a great city
just south of Madras and that the pres
ent Madras is to be moved or deserted,
owing to the opposition of the railroad
This matter was taken up this wecTc
with Resident Engineer Lyman Gris
wold of the Oregon Trunk, who called
up Chief Engineer Budd, and was au
thorized to make following statement:
"The Oregon Trunk Line positively
has no interest in any existing or pro
posed townsite along its line, nor doeB
it intend to take any hand in favoring
one town over another, or in hindering
the growth of any town. Madras 13
to be given a fine depot located just as
conveniently to the town as the topog
raphy along the right of way will per
mit, and there is absolutely no truth in
the statements that the railroad com
pany intends to promote a new town
four miles south of here or at any other
point. The railroad company is build
ing railroads, not towns."
When asked regarding the plans for
the Madras depot, Mr. Griswold said
that Chief Engineer Budd would be
here next week and that any desired
information along that line could doubt
less be secured from him.
"It ia a fact," said Mr. Griswold,
"that one townsite company Interested
here offeied to pay All the expense of
building the Madras depot, for the priv
ilege of locating it Where they wanted
to, and white this proposition could not
possibly have changed tho location of
the depot more than 1000 feet, the com
pany turned down the offer rather than
to be under any obligations to anyone.
There litis been absolutely no change in
the original plana for the Madras sta
tu n. What individuals or companies
may do is their own business. But aa
tor the railroad company, il baa no
towiifito schemes of any kind."
This at least nails the major portion
of the lie. Furthermore, there baa
been absolutely no steps taken nor an
nouncement made by anyone to the
effect that a new town ia being consid
ered at that point south of Madras.
Over and above all of it is the natural
location of the town of Madras. Tliero
is not iu all Crook County a town which
is the natural depot and shipping point
point for so large a territory as this
place. It is not the merits of the caso
that has the damaging effect. It is the
seemingly malicious effoi t ot our neigh-
bora to the south to damage our town
and hinder its growth that taukles the
Strangers throw this at us every day,
that Madras is to be moved.
"Why, that's what they tell us at
Redmond and thereabourts."
Coming along with Redmond's sur-
reptious and diabolical proposal for
county division sending their petitions
for frignatures far away from the county
without ever giving anyone iu tho af
fected territory outmdo of their own
town a chance to know what is pro
posed- these damaging untruths which
are being told to stringers, must be a
part ot Redmond's system of boosting
their owu little village to ttrealneea and
glory, working along the idea of exter
mination, eliminating everything, and
leaving "Redmond tho Hub."
Ratber "Redmond, the Dub.".
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